Iran Favorite to Win AFC Futsal Championship Title
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Defending champion Iran is the favorite to lift the title again in Chinese Taipei, the-afc.com reported.
Mohammad Nazemosharia’s side prepares to open its defense against Myanmar on Feb 2.
Team Melli, who won the Asian Indoors in Ashgabat last year, beating Uzbekistan 7-1 in the final, topped its group during qualification as it maintained a perfect record beating Afghanistan 8-2 and Tajikistan 12-2.
Ahead of the Finals, Iran beat Belarus 5-0 and 2-1 in Tehran. They also played to a 3-3 draw against Azerbaijan before beating them 4-1 in the return leg.
Two-time AFC Futsal Player of the Year Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh will lead a star-studded cast in Chinese Taipei which includes Mahdi Javid, Farhad Tavakoli, Ahmad Esmaeilpour, Moslem Oladghobad and Alireza Rafieepour.